Publication | 2004-08
FAG Wheelset Bearings and Gear Bearings in the Autorail Grande Capacité
FAG Axlebox Bearings and Transmission Bearings in the Autorail Grande Capacité (AGC)
Bombardier Transportation is building 500 new regional express trains for the AGC (Autorail Grande Capacité) for SNCF by 2007. In accordance with the requests of the French state railway, the AGC is well adapted to the requirements of the French regions due to its wide range of versions.
This means that the AGC can be supplied with a diesel engine or an electric drive only and also as a combined dual-system version. It is also possible to vary the capacity by coupling two to four cars together.
Despite the wide range of versions available, maintenance and servicing was simplified tremendously thanks to a modular concept, which means that many identical components were used. This means that the AGC offers the train operators greater flexibility when putting the trains into service and shorter downtimes as well as offering the passengers more freedom of movement and comfort in the passenger compartment.
FAG supplies ready-to-mount tapered roller bearings including the axlebox bearing housings for all AGC versions.